The Caddo Herald
April 4, 1930
Gas Lines Completed
Be Turned on Friday
With the completion of gas lines Caddo takes on a new spirit of progress. Our people will be served with a needed convenience. Much money has already been spent in building the lines. Business has been better all around. Now comes the buying and installation of appliances. This means spending more money and when money is in circulation, times are bound to be better. It is when people are idle that they are grouchy.
The Herald commends the Gas Company to the people, for this company wants to see the town grow, wants their business to grow, and the experience of other towns that have put in gas justifies the hope that the relations between company and consumers will be pleasant and mutually profitable.
With a bountiful and cheap fuel there is reason to hope that industries may come to Caddo where living conditions are the best and where costs are not so high. Lots and property may be obtained here much more cheaply than in the larger cities and yet have every advantage. We have the hard surfaced roads, graveled streets, waterworks, sewers and electric lights- no city has more conveniences now than Caddo. So let us take a new lease on life. Let us endeavor to build our town rather than seek ways to get hence.
Business and manufacturing opportunities are as good here as anywhere if we but think so. Crops are flourishing, soon will be cotton planting time. We can put in nice gardens with good things to eat and not depend on the stuff raise elsewhere for our foods.
The following letter from the Gas Company is indicative of the spirit of the company:
I am informed by the operating department that gas will be tuned on in Caddo sometime during the close of next week, and I sincerely hope the celebration that you have planned in connection with this event will mark the beginning of still further progress for your town. Yours very truly, William C. Grant, Advertising Manager
The terms of the franchise have been published already, so that the folks can understand fully just what is to be charged. One item that is likely to be overlooked is gas will not be turned into residences or stores until there is an appliance to use it. It would be of no use to turn gas into a home where there was nothing with which to burn gas.